The Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ADSPHCDA), is a parastatal of Adamawa State Ministry of Health with the mandate to:

  • Providing support to the Adamawa State Health Policy for the development of Primary Health Care.
  • Providing technical support for planning, management and implementation of Primary Health Care.
  • Mobilizing resources nationally and internationally for the development of Primary Health Care.
  • Providing support for monitoring and evaluation of the Adamawa State Health Policy.
  • Promoting health manpower development needed for Primary Health Care through orientation and continuing education.
  • Providing support to the Village Health System by training Village Health Workers.
  • Promoting Health System Research by promoting and supporting problem-oriented health system research.
  • Promoting technical collaboration by stimulating NGOs and International Agencies.
  • Providing annual reports on the status of Primary Health Care implementation State-wide.

ADSPHCDA’s statement of purpose rightly captures the preferred future as “making good people of Adamawa healthy”.


In pursuance of this overall mission, the Agency has seven corporate goals namely:

  1. Control Preventable Diseases.
  2. Improve access to Basic Health Services.
  3. Improve quality of care.
  4. Strengthen the institution.
  5. Develop high-performing health workforce.
  6. Strengthen partnerships.
  7. Strengthen community engagement: Promote community participation, ownership and responsibility for health through Ward Development Committees and communication and programmes.